Nintendo Wants To Know Your Plans For Bravely Default

By Ishaan . January 22, 2014 . 2:56pm

Nintendo of America wants to know what your plans for Bravely Default are. A pre-purchase survey for the game is now up on Club Nintendo, and asks a few questions as to why you’re buying the game and how. These include:


“In your own words, tell us why you are interested in Bravely Default.”

“Are you planning to buy a game system in order to play Bravely Default?”

“When do you plan on buying Bravely Default?” (How soon after release)

“In what condition do you plan on buying Bravely Default?” (New/used/etc.)


I’d recommend answering these questions honestly. Club Nintendo is the one place we know for a fact Nintendo looks to for feedback from its audience, so if you’d like your voice to be heard and taken seriously, be candid.


Bravely Default will be available on February 7th in North America.

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  • CozyAndWarm

    Fantastic-looking game, but I can’t support it with a good conscience because of the censorship. I’m going to import instead, I feel really strongly about it.

    • revenent hell

      I feel like a hypocrite sometimes because I do detest censorship BUT often I feel its worth it just because the game is worth it……..
      If I could understand the language I’d import it as well

      • CozyAndWarm

        For the Sequel already has English built-in, without any of the censorship:

        • revenent hell

          Oh my god!
          I did not realize that….
          Hmmm I wonder though if there will be any major difference between the games?

          • 하세요

            I have For The Sequel and it seems the same as the EU version (and NA once it arrives). Only minor changes are a few outfits, one which I feel strange using anyway (Bravo Bikini on Edea.)

            I certainly wouldn’t recommend importing a JP 3DS just for one half-naked outfit.

            Edit: Also, it should be noted that the English option is only within the game file itself (entire main menu will ALWAYS be in Japanese), and even then there are a few things that are still in Japanese. It’s not like Pokemon that asks you before hand – you have to do the whole intro in Japanese and access settings to change it after.

        • Kaetsu

          Remember that you will still need a Japanese 3DS because it is region locked.

    • Exkaiser

      Hypothetical situation:

      It’s June 1990, Final Fantasy will come out in one month. However, some of the sprites in the American version have been censored. Would you avoid buying it, just to avoid supporting censorship?

      Not being judgemental or anything, I’m just curious. I’m pretty neutral on the debate, but it seems like a lot more people than usual are upset by this bit of censorship. Changing times?

      • Sigfried Silverblade

        Probably because we know about it now.
        Back in PS1 era, I played whatever JRPGs I could get my hands on. I didn’t even know some of them were censored. No internet, even. XP
        Like Breath of Fire IV for example, with a bathing event and an execution being removed from the US release.

        I guess people won’t care about what they don’t know.
        But now is quite easier to know about it.

      • Lalum

        We live in an age where the internet is everywhere, most people simply didn’t know about the changes back then.

      • It would be ridiculous if Bravely Default was a bigger hit in Europe than the US simply because us Europeans didn’t know we were getting a censored version. Haha!

    • XiaomuArisu

      You’re free to do so. But the censor is minimal. Better support the localization

      • It’s not OK, they censored something that will cause major controversy…you know that bravo bikini costume and vampire(?) job which you don’t get till near end game.

        • XiaomuArisu

          But they added just a little more clothing,right?

    • Jettythesunfish

      What was censored?

      • TrueDefault

        Some outfits are less revealing.

    • Weeb

      Pretty much feel the same way. I took the survey and mentioned I won’t be purchasing the game if the censorship apparent in the European version is in the North American release.

      It’s ridiculous and unnecessary considering what other entertainment mediums throw at the public with no problems arising.

    • The game is good enough to withstand being censored, don’t worry. I have the European version and still really enjoyed it.

      I have to say though – no idea why they pre-emptively censored it. We have things like Senran Kagura, Dead or Alive and Project X Zone also on 3DS, no controversy.

  • revenent hell

    Awww……. This makes me wish more developers would do this…. I mean to actually LISTEN to their consumers…. That’s great.

    • Luis Es.

      I thought square developed the game and Nintendo is just publishing it

      • revenent hell

        Haha you are correct. I miss spoke a bit but its still valid. More companies should do this even if they are just the publishers it might give them ideas on what games people do want to play you know?

    • Aoshi00

      Club Nintendo is a great way for them to collect data and gauge consumer interest via product registration and pre/post-play surveys, and for the extra 10 coins (by telling them you would buy the game), I would do anything :) it’s win-win w/ all the free gifts. Of course I always answer honestly too. Sad to see I would go up in the next age bracket next year lol.. pre-ordered LE from Best Buy w/ 20% off..

      • revenent hell

        I don’t really do it for the coins but its a nice add on. I just tend to think they actually LISTEN when a person does send them messages about a game or does a survey. Their responses to me are always so positive.

        • Aoshi00

          yeah, but it’s definitely a good loyalty system that benefit and reward both parties (like getting free fries from McD’s survey on the receipt, not that fast food is good lol) . For one game, one gets the most coins by filling out 3 surveys maximum, why you pre-order, register it, and post-play survey.. I could never get enough coins to redeem stuffs lol (Luigi’s Mansion figurine for 1500 coins!)..

          I do this for the freebies though like getting 25 cents for reviewing things you buy from Play-Asia (50 cents before then they went cheap).. or registering the blu-rays to get the ultraviolet/Amazon Prime/VUDU digital copies… I just got into the habit now after unwrapping nintendo games or blu-ray movies.. kinda sucks some other 3rd party games don’t qualify for surveys since they’re not made by Nintendo..

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    • Jesse

      That has nothing to do with Bravely Default, though. =o

      • revenent hell

        True but hardcore fanatics I mean fans will try anything to get what they want…. Though I doubt highly this would work at all…

    • Instead, we should answer the survey in regards to BD only and contact Ninty about DQVII directly.

      • revenent hell

        What is really cool is when you email them they actually respond. I have for games before and they tend to answer immediately and , frankly, I believe what they say….. They do tend to at least act like they care about consumer wants you know?

        • Agreed~. I really love and appreciate that about them.

        • Kaetsu

          I think last year they one the award for the best customer support or something like that.

        • PreyMantis

          Speaking of customer service, they exchanged my old phat DS to the DS Lite for free when I told them my shoulder buttons weren’t functioning the best when we brought my bro’s DS Lite for a fix. Had to be the happiest person alive at that time.

        • Slickyslacker

          Right. Even though their responses about something particular of a product are always universal, the customer still gets that response.

          • revenent hell

            At least they make it easy to contact them.
            And even if its a “universal response” at least you get one that is human manufactured and not an auto response and difficult to even contact like some companies.

      • hazelnut1112

        Isn’t Bravely Default made by Square Enix?
        So this could work, especially on both SE and Nintendo’s front.

        • Yup~.
          Although, I suppose Ninty is still more likely to handle getting DQ7 over here if we’re thinking of who is going to be most forward about it. >u<

    • Kaetsu

      As much as I would LOVE to see DQVII, the Bravely Default survey is not where to go. I understand that you want Squeenix and Nintendo to know that we love JRPGS, but this is a survey about Bravely Default so I’m sure they want feedback regarding BD and not DQ.

    • Slickyslacker

      DQ VII’s localization is practically inevitable, anyway.

      God knows how many complaints there are going to be about the game’s censorship.

      • makubexnas

        there thing to censor in DQ VII ?

    • LonelyGamer

      No, put it Dragon Quest VII + Monster hunter 4

  • klkAlexar

    Oh, I thought it was something else. This has been up since at least last week. I was under the impression that they do this kind of survey often.

  • Kaetsu

    Doing it right now.

  • Buitronthecrazy .

    uhh…there is that “thing”…i am sure people will only ask about that “thing”…

  • new_tradition

    I keep forgetting to check Club Nintendo to do all those surveys. I think I missed out on a lot of pre-play surveys, and I bought Ace Attorney Dual Destinies Day 1, but I didn’t do any survey for it except a post-play one :/

  • Kaetsu

    Just took the survey. I made sure to put a lot of effort and detail into my message so that Nintendo and Squeenix know that we want these kinds of games. Everyone else go do the same.

  • RagingTiger44

    What are my plans? To buy the game and play it. Or am I suppose to be doing something else?

  • rpgmaniac

    Q: “When do you plan on buying Bravely Default?”

    A: When you release the game as it is in Japan w/o censoring, until then don’t expect to get even a penny from me.

    • AuraGuyChris

      I know you want to satisfy your wish to see semi-naked chibi models so much…but…

      • Miss_Madness

        Yeah this is the one thing I don’t get about the outcry. If it was actually something of importance, like plot points that talked about real human issues . Then yes the censorship would be horrible, but no it’s just a few minor changes to a few outfits.

      • rpgmaniac

        @AuraGuyChris It have nothing to do with what they censor but that they censor something anything & I don’t support censoring of any kind, that’s it.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Let’s not start another round of pull peoples tails and get angry when they bite back. No more please.

          • rpgmaniac

            I just write that I don’t plan to support any game with censored content why this bother u so much…

            Seriously wtf with this site mods get upset instantly when some1 don’t agree with them, u remind me some GM’s from various online games for example “Rust” that ban people because they dare to kill them.

            That’s what comments section is for to write our opinion freely did I offend any1 by saying my opinion? is there specific things we can & we can’t say? do I need to sign some contract before I post maybe? ~__~

          • 하세요

            It has nothing to do with whether the mods agree or not. It’s a dead horse topic. It’s been done a thousand times. We get it, some agree, some don’t. Bringing it up only sparks a moot flame.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            When you have posted before in a manner goading responses and then replying with name calling and hate, yes I will remind of our rules when the same is starting again. As noted, the topic has seen plenty of chances to be said and done with.

          • You state your opinion and leave it as that. If you want to get angry over someone’s disagreement then do it elsewhere or at least ignore that person. Seriously there’s absolutely no point in causing an argument over something as trivial as this. It’s not much of a big issue worth mentioning or considering.

        • Jero

          Did you buy Fire Emblem? It’s censored, to me it seems that you people are making a huge deal because it’s a game you don’t really want that much. If it’s a bigger game then you really don’t care and just ignore it. Well you’re missing a great game mister “rpgmaniac”.

          • Ferrick

            ironically, this isn’t the first time he posted crap like these, the other time he decided to pass on gems is simply because said game doesn’t have dual vocals

          • And the exact same people question why we don’t get much Japanese game localize. *sigh*

          • rpgmaniac

            I have & we all “must” have higher standards compare to pre-PS3 times, for example I didn’t expect or demand from JRPGs to have dual audio back in PS1/PS2 days but from the time PS3 have BD & plenty of space to fit not just 2 audio tracks but much more if they want I demand it now, there is no excuse for not have it other than some companies don’t want to pay to get the rights & that’s it & that doesn’t sound good to me personally & I wont support companies who don’t care about their fans no matter how small percentage is those ppl who don’t buy JRPGs w/o dual audio but imo those ppl r
            quite a lot if u consider how many ppl skip Atelier Ayesha & mass boycott the game don’t u think?

          • Ferrick

            are you serious ? no, are you actually fucking serious ? do you actually think that the reason on why JRPGs don’t include dual audio simply because they don’t have enough space left in the disc ?

            such ignorance and greed, if you want them to add in the dual voice option, why don’t you pay for the licensing for it yourself, since you’re so goddamn adamant to get that option in the games you play

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Will you again please stop speaking for every one of us in the community. What you will do is not what someone else will do, get it out of your head that such is so.

            The situation with Ayesha was explained completely and is showing itself to be a one-off episode. No one has been more upfront on cost versus return on the benefits of dual language than Atlus and SquareEnix has always targeted the mass audience. Please take 10 minutes to research before you rant and if you must rant, find somewhere else to do it.

          • rpgmaniac

            If SE target mass audience as u said & not some hardcore minority which is me I suppose why they decide suddenly to include the original Japanese VO on FFXIII: LR ? also why Bravely Default which is also a SE game have also Dual Audio? SE didn’t care till now what make them change their minds?

            Maybe I’m saying just maybe they recognize that those who might not buy their games due to lack of dual audio is much more than u & many other think & now that their sales have drop considerably they do anything they can to attract as many customers as possible, am I wrong on that?

            Did u ever thought how many undubs exist out there & maybe some of those ppl who play them want to buy those games to add them on their collection but they didn’t because they don’t want to support greedy companies who deliver a half-assed product? & yes no dual audio on a JRPG means half-assed for me & many others.

          • Jero

            Well lots of companies are starting to include dual audio on their games. So my guess is SE saw what other companies were doing and follow their examples rather than listening to the so called “hardcore” fans.

            You’re wrong when you’re saying they put dual audio to attract costumers because I’m pretty sure the only people who benefit with the dual audio is the people who are already involved in the japanese culture (meaning animu fans). They were probably going to buy the game dual audio or not so, it’s just some sort of “gift” directed to the pure fans rather than a marketing choice.

            To be honest, the only person I’ve heard that is willing to not buy a game just because it doesn’t have dual audio it’s you. You’re alone in this one.

          • rpgmaniac

            LoL! it seems u don’t read a lot about JRPG news & new releases because there is always some ppl that boycott new JRPGs who don’t include dual audio let me show u an example from an article released 1 year ago at Crunchyroll with title “Atelier Ayesha doesn’t have dual audio but future titles might” here some of the responses on the comments after ppl learn about this:

            “Great…I just canceled my preorder because of this issues, I hope you guys keep support Ayesha..I’m sorry I can’t play this game without japanese dub ”

            “I definitely won’t be playing Atelier Ayesha without Japanese audio. Sorry. ”

            “That’s unfortunate. This will be the first game in the Atelier series that I won’t be buying. ”

            “Well, it looks like I won’t be buying this.
            I’ll just import the LE…. if I can still manage to find a copy.”

            “I’m not buying it since theres no way I’m playing an anime VN esque title in a dub. ”

            “They lost this fan’s purchase. There is absolutely no excuse for Tecmo Koei to leave out the original voice acting when NISA was able to get it every single time. ”

            You can find the article & read all the comments by your self in case u think I made this stuff my self & is not true :P

            Oh & something else few months ago I did a poll at VGChartz with title “How important is dual audio on JRPGs for u” if I remember correctly around 120 ppl vote from those votes 25% answer that they don’t buy JRPGs w/o dual audio & 45% answer that they prefer to have it but that’s not a reason for them to not buy a game so as u see most ppl want to have that option & some won’t buy a JRPG w/o it.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            You can be quite assured that the reason the Ateliers after Ayesha have dual audio has nothing to do with the handful of posters on this site, CR or anywhere else. Those numbers pale in relation even to the niche 20-40k folks who have always bought the games stateside in the series — back to Iris 1.

          • rpgmaniac

            I don’t know what r u saying I just know that all the previous Atelier games on PS3 sold 350-370k+ worldwide when Ayesha sold according to VGChartz just 200k what was the reason for that I wonder…

            Did ever cross your mind that the lack of dual audio & the mass boycott might be the reason? I’m just saying…

          • VGChartz lol

          • Jero

            Did you read what I said? That dual audio was targeted for “muh animu” people, and that’s exactly what crunchyroll is. Anime fanatics.

            Also, when you say “boicot” what do you exactly mean? A couple of hate messages on a forum? A couple of people taking back their pre-orders? Are you even thinking that in the game industry we’re talking about thousands of people not a mere 30 people.

            Finally, I do read a lot of videogames related news, I check siliconera very often and some spanish sites. And believe me, I’m used to people complaining about everything, because I also frequent /v/ but I’ve never seen someone with such an idiotic position regarding the jRPG genre. Hell, even censorship bronies have more arguments than you.

          • Kaetsu

            Fire Emblem was just DLC so whether he bought the game he didn’t have to buy the DLC.

          • Jero

            Yeah but the usual speech goes “it’s not about what they censor, but the censorship itself”. So it’s the same.

    • Ferrick

      i don’t get on what’s so sexually-appealing on half naked pixelated chibis

      if it was artworks (like FE:A’s Tharja) then sure i would understand the rage, but this… just, eh…?

      • Haganeren

        It’s not sexually-appealing, that’s why it’s so enraging to see it censored i think…

    • They censored one job and a costume, big deal! it doesn’t affect the story or the gameplay. Heck even I didn’t know there was censorship until someone mentioned it. They censor content for a reason.

      [edit – correction]

    • Sentsuizan_93

      Really? Cause of a bit more clothing? *sigh*
      I’m not going to even bother understanding this… -_-

      • M’iau M’iaut

        Let’s not turn this into a gang up any more either folks. We can all move on. Not specific just for you, Sir. Thanks.

    • Kaetsu

      It’s really not a big deal. You shouldn’t be mad just because you want to see scantly clad chibi models. It’s not like it will affect the game in any way, shape or form.

      • H_Floyd

        It is *not* about the content. It is about the act of censorship. I’m sorry that this is so frequently misunderstood.

        You immediately attacked the poster based on what you perceive is s/he wanting to “see scantily clad chibi models”. Re-read the post you replied to, and consider if your knee-jerk reaction perhaps has more to do with *you* than it does the poster.

    • Heisst

      Let’s go back in time and boycott Final Fantasy 6.

    • Vanadise

      I just want to point out that “censoring” is when a creator’s views or expressions are suppressed against their will.
      If a creator intentionally changes their work when providing it to a different audience, that is not censorship.

    • SupaPhly

      they’ve been doing it for many years, just look at FFVI

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  • Sigfried Silverblade

    Can’t even register a Nintendo club account here is South America.

    Meaning they are only interested in US and Canada feedback.

    • Jero

      They’ve always been interested only in the US and Canada market. I’m living in south america but my nintendo life resides in San Diego, California.

      • Sigfried Silverblade

        My coutry’s vitual shop doesn’t get some of the DLCs, even.
        I used to resort to changing countries on the 3DS, but even that was taken away.

  • Ladius

    In my case, the real question is how many copies I will end up buying :P I managed to get the European LE, and I could end up buying two copies of the US one just to show Nintendo they did the right thing by localizing BD.

    • Talking of the European LE, hows the horrid of a figure?

  • Solomon_Kano

    Will have to remember to fill this out.

  • Wesley Kenneth Houpt Mattingly

    10 Free coins to tell them why I want BDFF? Why not?

  • Audie Bakerson

    Off to put “I’ll buy it if the NA version isn’t censored like the EU one” down…

    • ZetaSiren

      I concur

  • fireemblembeast

    “Have you played a previous game in this series or franchise?”
    Do they mean the original Bravely Default (not For the Sequel) that was released in Japan? Otherwise… this makes no sense lol

    • Technically, 4HoL would count, right?

      • Yeah, I consider that to be basically a prequel to the game in spirit, so I put down a yes for it.

        • I was thinking the same; although I still haven’t got to play it, hehe. (I missed it during the holiday sale. ;n;)

          • 4 Heroes of Light is an interesting game. I really like their artstyle choice for the game, and it really translated well to Bravely Default. I don’t think I ever finished it though– it has an odd battle system compared to most other RPGs, since a lot of it is sorta automated. But if you can get it, you should look into it! I feel like it was overlooked a lot.

    • Jero

      They probably use a model for all the surveys so they just add an option of “none of the above” to deal with this cases.

  • I am looking so forward to this game. Decided to get the limited edition and everything, after the demo.

    Really, a FFV-esque job system and attaching leveling system, able to build up power to do satisfying mass attacks in a row? Only having to buy spells once? A non-intrusive social system that really only affects how quickly you might get something up for purchasing, but is also going to be online-enabled with the full version? Count me in.

    I just hope that this game sells really well, to motivate SE and Nintendo to bring more RPGs of this flavor to the West.

  • My Little endy

    All of their pre-purchase surveys have those questions.

    • They do, yes, but this is a third-party game in a somewhat niche genre, and they’re publishing it themselves. It’s a way to have your voice heard not just by them but also by Square Enix, to whom they will likely forward feedback.

  • Mike G. Moran

    Seems to me Nintendo’s really hoping this is a system seller. Nintendo itself hasn’t produced a genuinely interesting 3DS game since Fire Emblem and Kid Icarus. That’s pushing on last year now. Everything in between has been relatively inoffensive obligatory sequels.

  • Oltheros

    I hope that everyone has been mentioning they are against censorship in video games.

  • Learii

    because I love JRPG and I like to play base turn games

  • Oltheros

    Would just like to thank siliconera for pointing out this survery. There’s is obviously some controversy around BD and it’s good to communicate it to Nintendo.

  • Already bought the game but stil I want o reply XD

    “In your own words, tell us why you are interested in Bravely Default.”
    Read more at I bought the game because I miss the old rpg system.
    2) I didn’t bought a 3DS for Bravery Default but for Zelda!
    3) I pre-ordered it.
    4) repley above

  • shuyai

    “When do you plan on buying Bravely Default?”
    me: after a price drop since i am poor
    Nintendo UK:”snicker” good luck waiting

  • Eh, I guess I’ll participate in this survey.

    • J_Joestar

      well if you have a club nintendo account and are planning to get the game it is 10 bonus coins.

  • Dolly

    normally i feel super strongly about censorship. it can destroy storyline, add plot holes and change your perspective of characters in their entirety. snipping out large chunks of content because its too risque…but really. the only alterations were 15 to 18 (and the characters are done well and there doesn’t seem to be anything that felt too young or inexperienced of that character to say). plus the costumes cover up. are you really going to boycot nintendo and squeenix’s best effort to give us an even half way decent rpg on this console? not buying it wont change nintendos mind about what’s appropriate for a western audience (even though theres graphic and violent games on other systems). all it will do is convince rpg developers to go make more smartphone garbage and stop localizing overseas.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Going to said that i need more Jrpg Nintendo and S-E.

    Give me new The Last Story and Final Fantasy pleaseeee.^_^

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